NOVALIST won this a year ago when the ground was soft and followed-up in similar conditions at Yarmouth. His two runs this term have been on fast going and with more rain likely he's taken to score again. Choc'A'Moca has been going really well in similar company but is creeping up the weights without winning while Hab Reeh landed a low-class amateurs event at Hamilton and has been raised 5lb. Lees Anthem ran his best race for a long time when beaten a head by Running Reef over 7f at Musselburgh and a big run from the winner earlier will point to his chances.
Aussie Blue (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Close up, every chance over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Jubilant Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Behind, detatched in rear halfway, never a factor, 11th of 12, 11l behind Mutafaakir (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mcmonagle (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 9l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Led, pressed from over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Sophie's Beau (8-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Captain Royale (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leader, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sunrise Dance (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sinai (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Needy McCredie (9-3) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Hab Reeh 11-2 (9-13) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Weetentherty (9-13) by nk, 13 ran.
Ingenti 11-2 (9-0) Dwelt, tracked leader, led over 1 fout, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Secret Advice (8-4) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Novalist 11-1 (9-7) Raced far side tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 8l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Iceblast 8-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 15, 15l behind Royal Holiday (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Ursus 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Mission Impossible (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Koolgreycat (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Raced stand side awkwardly away, always in rear, 13th of 17, 11l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 11l behind Woody Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pearl Noir 7-1 (8-11) Stumbled soon after start, held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 28l behind Barbs Princess (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rat Catcher (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Went left and right start, close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Clean Blow (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Hazza The Jazza 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, driven over 2f out, never able to challenge, 13th of 15, 10l behind Black Rider (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Dolly Diva 25-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, some headway under pressure over 2f out, losing place when badly hampered on rails entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 14l behind Dhhamaan (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Lees Anthem 11-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Running Reef (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jack Barker 9-4 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Resonare (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May.
Sharp Shoes 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.